Fish-shaped palette

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada II, 3650–3300 B.C.


Dimensions

Overall: 11.5 x 0.7 x 21 cm (4 1/2 x 1/4 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

47.1643

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Fish-shaped; the edge notched in places on both faces, top and bottom; pierced for suspension but no indication of eye; tail is separate from body tip of mouth chipped; signs of wear on one side.

Provenance

From Tukh. January 1901: purchased by Albert M. Lythgoe in Egypt for the MFA. Brought from Harvard Camp in 1947.

Credit Line

Brought from Harvard Camp